Have a Plan Remove stocky images and ambiguous terminology Include social share and follow buttons Implement calls-to-action Use the right imagery that works for your audience Create a navigation that guides users through your site Stay mobile friendly Focus on SEO Never stop testing Find and fix 404s
Fluid web typography gives us so many opportunities to better design the reading experiences on the web but, at the same time, introduces problems of font sizes scaling uncontrollably and potential accessibility issues. Is fluid web typography ready to be used?
Let’s dig into all the key areas that designers train on a daily basis that makes them ready to perform at top-tier performance athletes.
Here are 7 sure fire steps to follow when designing for accessibility. This refers to the practice of building digital content and applications that can be used by a wide range of people, including individuals who have visual, motor, auditory, speech, or cognitive disabilities.
According to designer from across the globe, these were the most used tools by designers in 2017.
3 short lines of CSS (excluding vendor prefixes) using transform: translateY will vertically center whatever we want, even if we don’t know the elements height.
Handwritten type – encompasses both printing and cursive styles and is separate from formal calligraphy or typeface.Brush Up font | Ondise font | Goodfy font | Barber Shop font Google Fonts – interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts.Open Sans font | Roboto font | Oswald font Flat Design type – places a clear emphasis on simplicity, minimalism, and intelligibility.Metros font | Marianina font | Burne […]
Both REM and EM are relative units. EM children inherit size by scaling in relation to the parent font size. REM is only relative to the html(root) font-size. REM is best used to define the padding and margins. REM stands for “root em”. REM units help for responsive design. REM units are great for rapid prototyping. […]
Here is a list of quick notes on why designers fail at the task presented to them. Refrain from doing these things and you will be a success. No Ambition – Success takes a long time. No Plan – You’ve got to have a plan to not fail. No Point of View – Find your […]
I’m excited to present Photoshop and Illustrator keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for Adobe CS6 from ZeroLag. They designed it specifically with graphic designers in mind. They also provided code below the graphics so you can share it on your blog to help improve the productivity of fellow graphic designers. There are printer-friendly versions that fit perfectly on letter-size […]
I hope you enjoy these tips on self promotion in the design field. Do something different – Dream up some caper that isn’t on this list and put it into action with characteristic flair. Talk to (real) people – Don’t just talk to designers, talk to everyone and anyone. Stay in touch – Exchanging favors is what makes the world go […]
This great deck shows a broad history of Graphic Design from its coinage to the practices of responsive design going on today. Graphic design is the art or profession of combining text, pictures, and ideas in advertisements, publication, or website. At its widest definition, it therefore includes the whole history of art, although painting and […]
In this free Photoshop tutorial we’ll be covering the techniques used to extract and apply textures from one animal to another – combining two animals with photoshop. Using just a few key tools and the Overlay blend mode, you’ll see how simple it can be to combine your own favorite animals. You won’t be limited […]
The Facebook Like Button Plugin adds the Facebook like button before and after your blog post. Download it at the WordPress Repository
In this text effect tutorial Enrique Flouret shows us how to create a Craft photoshop font style reminiscent of a Wired Magazine headline introduced on the September 2008 issue. Although the effect is a bit different, all credit should be given to Mario Hugo. Here´s the finished Papercraft Text Effect. Try it with different fonts […]
Here are ten reasons why you should not date a designer. They analyze everything… They know who did everything design… Nothing can be normal… They are never “actually” there… They constantly talk about other designers… They can’t stop tinkering… They can’t stop buying “cool” stuff… They are impossible to buy gifts for… Everything has to […]